MARR Professionals Luncheon: Marsha Stone Discusses Recover-Oriented Systems of Care

Marsha Stone, CEO of BRC Recovery, was a featured guest last week at a behavioral healthcare professionals outreach luncheon in Atlanta, Georgia hosted by MARR Inc. After giving an overview of the BRC Recovery program, Stone spoke about the value of the recovery-oriented-systems-of-care (ROSC) model and how important it is today for addiction recovery providers to work together to provide a seamless continuum of care. Referencing the BRC Recovery Program, Stone explained, “It takes more than “a bed and a Big Book*”. Providing a 15-month extended-care program gives our residents the best possible chance at long-term recovery. Through a structured […]

Educational Opportunities: A Lesson on Client Care

You are never too old or too young to continue to learn. In the quickly changing recovery industry, it is important that our staff stay updated on the latest trends and approaches to recovery care. Our continuing education opportunities allow us to provide the most well-rounded support for our residents and recovery alumni. This month we are fortunate to have Laura Swann present a workshop on client care for the BRC Recovery staff.  Working with residents in early recovery is  a delicate balance between compassionate understanding and the ability to help residents break through the denial of their addiction.  Laura […]

Breathing Through Recovery: Inner Healing and Self-Awareness

Individuals can achieve lasting recovery and a fulfilling life through several initiatives, and inner healing and self-awareness are two important aspects of the recovery process. Holotropic Breathwork™ is a powerful experiential process that allows an individual to connect with the unhealed parts of themselves that are often behind addiction. Many therapies only engage the mind, but Holotropic Breathwork™ is a fully integrated healing process of the mind, body and spirit. This week we are lucky to have Christine Calvert, LCDC, and Brenda Lee Gauthier, LCSW, LCDC , both certified Holotropic Breathwork practitioners, join us for several workshops. Our recovery community […]

Operation Warm: Winter Wear Donation Drive Benefiting Area Homeless

BRC Recovery Accepting Donations for 2nd Annual Operation Warm The Big Book of Alcoholic Anonymous tells us, “Nothing so much insures immunity from drinking as intensive work with another alcohol.” BRC Recovery would like to expand that work to everyone in our 2nd annual participation in Operation Warm. We will be accepting donations in the form of gloves, mittens, scarves, jackets or blankets from now until December 23rd along with monetary donations. On Christmas Day, BRC staff and alumni will be taking these items to areas in downtown Austin to distribute to the homeless in order to give back. The […]

Alumni Reunion 2013: A Fiesta to Remember

The 2013 alumni reunion fiesta was definitely a night to remember! Mouthwatering fajitas, a bounce house, silly pics in the photo booth, and deep belly laughs all made this event something special. We are so excited that many of our alumni joined us on October 12 for a night of fun and fellowship as we celebrated memories from 2013. One of the highlights from the evening was presenting some of our alumni with fun and quirky awards celebrating their transformations and involvement in the BRC community. Without further ado, here are the award recipients from this year’s reunion. Drumroll please… […]

Freedom Workshop – Reconnecting With a Passion for Living

BRC Recovery welcomes Chris Bowers, CEF and motivational speaker, to lead our June Freedom Workshops for both the women and men residential programs. Because our goal is to cultivate the joy of living, BRC Recovery provides residents and alumni with activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.  The three-day Freedom Workshop is designed to teach individuals how to recreate and reclaim their lives. Relying on his 20 years of experience, Chris travels worldwide to facilitate personal and corporate development programs. A former Licensed Chemical Dependence Counselor, Chris currently works closely with families and couples seeking a transformation in their relationships. We […]

Painting Over Insecurity

Most people approach new situations with joy, excitement, and anticipation. BRC Recovery took the female residents on an outing this week that was no different. Looking around the art studio, I observed carefree conversations, laughter, and merriment. The excitement for me, however, was short-lived. Waiting beyond the conviviality was a blank canvas, fresh paint, clean brushes, and the picture we were to paint, ultimately, a new experience. Doubt, inability, and failure immediately clouded the scene. I knew that the picture in my mind’s eye would never be actualized. My ego exclaimed, “What an order! I can’t go through with it.’’ […]

BRC Recovery Attends the Association of Intervention Specialists May Annual Meeting

Jason Chane, Executive Director of the BRC Recovery’s Men’s Program, will be in London May 7-11 to listen and speak with professionals in the recovery community. His first stop will be at the Association of Intervention Specialists Annual Meeting of Interventionists. AIS members from around the world will gather to share ideas and news. While abroad, Jason will also attend the UKESAD 10th Annual Symposium on Addiction Disorders. UKESAD was one of the first conferences created for professionals to learn more about how to help others attain and sustain a permanent life of sobriety. BRC Recovery encourages residents, alumni and […]